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Corpus header


The global header <teiHeader > contains metadata descriptive of the corpus as a whole. This is in four main parts:

<teiHeader>

 

<fileDesc>
</fileDesc>


<encodingDesc>
</encodingDesc>


<profileDesc>
</profileDesc>


<revisionDesc>
</revisionDesc>

 

</teiHeader>

where:

  • <fileDesc> gives a full bibliographical description of the document such as its title, author(s), funding body, distribution arrangements, and the sources on which it is based.

  • <encodingDesc>describes the editorial principles and practice used to generate the corpus.

  • <profileDesc> contains contextual information about the corpus, such as where and why it was compiled, by whom and for what purpose, and so on.

  • <revisionDesc> logs the history of any revision to the corpus.